Ex Black Watch RSM caught swinging

Let’s be having you... and youBy STEPHEN RAFFERTY and KEVIN O’SULLIVAN

Published: Today
SEX-storm cop Allison Strachan was last night accused of "putting it about" with total strangers - in a series of kinky swinging sessions with her Army hero lover.
It comes after a shock dossier was handed to police top brass detailing how Strachan and Regimental Sergeant Major Robert Penman reportedly advertised for partners on a kinky website.

The couple are said to have posted snaps of themselves naked, with one allegedly featuring Strachan, 48, performing a sex act on a man.

She is now at the centre of a Lothian and Borders Police investigation over fears it will have left her open to blackmail by crooks.

But Chief Inspector Strachan will also be quizzed by professional standards officers over claims SHE is blackmailing Gulf War veteran Penman, 40, to stay with her.

Last night a source said: "She and her soldier lover have been putting it about with complete strangers which demonstrates a serious lack of judgement.

"They have used pseudonyms, but there is a real risk that if someone recognised her from TV appeals or from policing a major event they could use knowledge of her lifestyle to their advantage."

The high-level investigation was launched after a complaint from RSM Penman's distraught wife.

Shattered Caroline Penman, 44, sent the force a file said to detail the couple's unorthodox sex habits.

It reportedly contains graphic X-rated snaps of the couple, details of an ad on extreme sex website fabswingers.com - and the blackmail allegations.

The procurator fiscal's office is overseeing the probe because a serious criminal allegation has been made against a police officer.

Chief Insp Strachan - in charge of Edinburgh's Corstorphine police station - has been removed from normal duties and is deskbound.

It's believed the top policewoman - a mum of two adopted children - first met Penman while she was on duty at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the career soldier was stationed at Edinburgh Castle.

The missus ... devastated Caroline PenmanRSM Penman spent 23 years with the Black Watch, serving in Iraq twice, Northern Ireland, Belize and Hong Kong - but recently switched to an administrative role with the Royal British Legion in Edinburgh.

He dumped his wife and two teenage kids just weeks after she moved home to be with him in the capital. Unknown to Caroline, he'd been having an affair with Strachan for more than a year.

The lovers are now living together at Strachan's home in Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, which she previously shared with Chief Superintendent Douglas Watson, 59 - former head of CID.

Strachan and Penman have been accused of placing intimate details on a swingers website to make contact and arrange meetings with other extreme sex partners.

The posting is said to have given explicit details of sexual preferences and highlighted the type of partners wanted.

And the website reportedly features photos of the brunette cop and full-frontal naked pictures of Penman. One snap allegedly shows knickerless Strachan wearing only a black bra and in another she is seen in a pink bra.

Other photographs are said to show her breasts and in one scene she appears to be leaning over with her bottom in the air, wearing hold-up stockings and a matching black bra and thong. The most graphic image reportedly shows Strachan performing a sex act.

It is alleged she is wearing the same distinctive necklace she wore when she appeared on a recent national news bulletin for a missing persons appeal.

Using the name "rob and chris" - Christine is Strachan's middle name - the pair described themselves as a "happy professional Edinburgh couple".

The webpage contained a number of "verifications" from fellow swingers who leave messages of approval.

One posted on June 7 said: "Wonderful afternoon of nakedness spent with this intelligent couple".

When signing up to use the swingers' website, couples must tick off a list of sexual preferences and activities they are willing to take part in.

They range from adult parties, cross-dressing, dogging and spanking to threesomes, group sex, role play and voyeurism.

Couples looking for sex contact each other through instant messaging, webcams or phone calls to organise meetings which take place in their own homes, hotels or at house parties.

The website also lists organised swinging events.

The lover ... Penman reportedly posed in nude picStrachan has been the public face for a number of Lothian and Borders police operations, including the policing of anti-war protests during a Nato summit in the capital.

Recently she fronted a TV appeal for information on missing Edinburgh mum-of-three Betty Brown, 55, who vanished three months ago.

A police source said: "Strachan's reported sleazy activities are reckless and not the kind of behaviour which is acceptable if you are a senior police officer.

"Strachan thinks she is untouchable. She has enjoyed a charmed career but this time she may have gone too far."

Professional standards cops spent four hours interviewing Mrs Penman at her home on Tuesday.


When approached by The Scottish Sun she refused to comment. Mrs Penman said: "My family has been destroyed and this is hard enough to deal with. I've got nothing to say, please leave us alone."

But a family friend said: "Caroline and Robert had problems but he talked her in to giving up her job and coming to Edinburgh to make a fresh go of things.

"Caroline was only here a matter of weeks when he said he was going back to Allison. The children are disgusted with their father."

Strachan and Penman refused to comment on the police investigation or the swinging allegations.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm a complaint has been made and is currently being investigated.

"The officer has been removed from operational duties

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Big deal so what?
Thanks for including link for the swinging website; Mrs Imbiber and I are filling out our details as we speak.

See you there
Lets 'ave a butchers at yer missus then.
My my. She does get about.

"Late tonight, calls were being made to First Minister Alex Salmond for a fully independent investigation into the appointments process of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission, after it was revealed that former Lothian & Borders Police Chief Superintendent Douglas Watson, who was recently selected & appointed by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill to the new independent commission which is intended to handle complaints against solicitors in Scotland, was the subject of a serious Police inquiry into appointments and conduct related matters as far back as 2002.

Insiders at the Scottish Government last night insisted they knew nothing about the “internal inquiry” into Mr Watson at Lothian & Borders Police which revolved around an alleged affair with a work colleague and claims of undue promotions.

From the Scotsman :

“Chief Superintendent Douglas Watson is facing an internal inquiry after he walked out on his wife to be with an officer he hand-picked for a specialist squad.

Allison Strachan was personally selected by Watson to be part of a 22-strong team which is carrying out a complete review of the way Lothian and Borders force operates.

Strachan, who had twice failed to win promotion, was plucked from an administration job at police headquarters and promoted to Inspector but senior officers are angry after it was revealed Watson has been having an affair with her.”

Call for MacAskill appointments ‘sleaze investigation’ as revelations show Legal Complaints Commission member was subject of Police inquiry « A Diary of Injustice in Scotland


No wonder he's been having an affair....his bird looks like she's had a stroke!
So does the one he left her for. Evidence itself that he has not lost his squaddie sense of humour and still lives by the unwritten rule that 'any hole's a goal'! Well done fella.
This is not news. Boss fucks girl and promotes her. Couple put it about in kinky sessions. Do you need a newspaper for this? Just look around. It happens everywhere.

(Except, I suppose for those on ops, who can only read about it )
They're both grown-ups, let them crack on.


Book Reviewer
So she had a toot on his pipes

So what


Kit Reviewer
Doesn't the swinging copper bird look a bit like that Comediene who'se name escapes me.
The RSM has feckin low standards, was he going to the swinging sessions for an upgrade?

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